Traditional Sunday run

January 13, 2013

I don’t do Sunday roasts, I do Sunday runs. Sundays are normally the only day I am able to go for a run outdoors, as I don’t live in the best of areas I avoid running in the dark. Hence I try to make the most of my Sunday run enjoying the fresh air. This Sunday I clocked in 50 minutes and 5.7 miles. I’m slowly getting back into my running.:-)

How do you spend your Sundays?

Sunday Run

January 6, 2013

After a morning of studying the highlight of the day was to put my running kit on, put my new Nike running app on and hit the road. The fresh air did wonders and I loved every second of it. I love the gym and I love heavy weight training, but sometimes all I crave is a good pace out in the fresh air. Just short of 5 miles later, my cheeks were red, my lips smiling and my mood high. The leftovers from yesterday’s fish pie worked excellent as a recovery meal.

I have a few aims with my running for this year. last year I didn’t have time to do as much running as I would have wanted to with early mornings and late working hours. So this year I hope to work toward a marathon sometime in September or October. Most likely one in Yorkshire. I also have my eyes on a 10 km race around Easter and a half marathon shortly after.

Now I need to invest in a good pair of high quality running shoes. Any ideas?


Weekend bliss

January 6, 2013

When I was at uni, weekends were never that special. Everyday seemed to be the same. In my first two years we normally went out in the middle of the week and weekends were time for house parties and studying. In my final year of uni I spent most of my weekends working at a gym. Since I started working at a 9-5 job, weekends have become sacred to me. They are used to relax, prepare for the week, cook for the week, catch up on my Yoga studies, chill with my boyfriend, long runs and relaxing baths. 

Yesterday was a day of training. expect for two half hour walks and 30 minutes of stretching, I left my body to recover. I enjoyed a lie in until 9am! Spent the morning studying and in the evening me and my boyfriend made a yummy fish pie with soy milk and sweet potato mash for a healthier version. we also made a batch of brownies. A colleague gave me a recipe on fat free black bean brownies. The only issue was they didn’t really cook very well and were really moist, a bit too moist… It might be because we used melted dark chocolate rather than cocoa as suggested in the original¬†recipe.¬†

But if anyone is interested, replace the fat with bananas, use argarve suryp (and stevia if the mixture is too fluid) instead of sugar and mixed black beans instead of flour. You get a healthy treat that is high in protein and also has a portion of fruit in it. Winner!

Chilling in the north

November 24, 2012

Recovering in yorkshire aftrr a long week. My legs are aching after yesterday’s morning crossfit. 1mile fast run, 100 pull 6 6 min squats, 3min crunches, 2 min bent over rows, 2 min bicep curls and 2 min tricep pull downs followed by 1 mile run. I love a good morning session!